• Vitamin E slashes the risk of developing lung cancer

    Dec 31, 2008
    Increasing intakes of vitamin E may decrease the risk of lung cancer by over 50 % according to a study newly published by researchers at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Centre. They report that a higher intake of vitamin E in the alpha-tocopherol form was associated with a consistent and independent reduction in lung cancer risk.
  • Low folate and vitamin B12, elevated homocysteine predict cognitive decline

    Dec 30, 2008
    Japanese researchers are the latest to show an association between low levels of the B-complex vitamins folic acid and vitamin B12 and the development and rate of cognitive decline in older men and women. The researchers also found an association between cognitive decline and high plasma homocysteine, an amino acid that rises in concentration when folic acid levels are inadequate; it has been shown to be an independent risk factor for developing atherosclerosis when elevated. The scientists at Yagoya University Graduate School of Medicine recruited 28 men and 71 women aged 60 to 94 for the current research.
  • The ingredients in chocolate and wine support brain health

    Dec 29, 2008
    Researchers at Oxford University have demonstrated that Cocoa and Wine appear to be good for the brain. Lead author Dr Smith describes the study of 2,031 men and women aged 70 to 74 recruited from the Hordaland Health Study in Norway. Dietary question-naires were analyzed for the intake of wine, tea, and chocolate; dietary items that are high in flavonoids.
  • Consuming Green Tea cuts the risk of developing endometrial cancer (endometrioid adenocarcinoma)

    Dec 26, 2008
    Researchers at the Division of Gynecology, Department of Reproductive and Developmental Medicine at Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine investigated the association between green tea consumption and reducing the risk of endometrial cancer restricted to endometrial endometrioid adenocarcinoma (EEA) using a case-control design in Japan. There were 152 cases of histopathologically diagnosed EEA, and the number of people used for comparisons sake as healthy controls numbered 285 women who were matched for age and area of residence with each individual case of cancer. The researchers observed a significant inverse association between green tea consumption and the risk of EEA with a dose-response relationship; in other words the greater the amount of Green Tea consumed on a daily basis the lower the risk of developing endometrial cancer.
  • Hidden Estrogens in moisturizers may worsen breast cancer

    Dec 25, 2008
    Breast cancer patients who apply moisturizers may be dosing themselves with estrogen without even knowing it investigators reported at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. Dr. Adrienne Olson, a researcher with Breastlink in Rancho Palos Verdes, California and her colleagues analyzed 16 widely available moisturizers for estrogens.